By Gilles Asselin,Ruth Mastron
The French are famously enigmatic: fiercely self sufficient but deeply romantic,conservative but avant-garde, rational but emotional. what's it, precisely, that makes the French so... French?
Written for an individual interacting with the French - travelers, businesspeople, foreign scholars, Francophiles - Au Contraire! bargains a perceptive realizing of French cultural ideals, assumptions and attitudes, besides sensible suggestion on development powerful own relationships with the French. Addressing concerns like friendship, politics, paintings, schooling and romance, bilingual and bi cultural authors Asselin and Mastron draw upon their very own studies as experts and running shoes, in addition to these of scholars and pros, giving readers a whole - and compelling - examine French tradition.
This revised variation of Au Contraire! comprises up to date information regarding France's altering social and political weather, suggestion for succeeding as an expat, information regarding the French academic process, overviews of France's different areas - and more.
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Au Contraire!: Figuring Out the French by Gilles Asselin,Ruth Mastron